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Prepare Your Agency for the New and Improved Crime Reporting System

The National Incident-Based Reporting System offers law enforcement many advantages over the Uniform Crime Reporting program.

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San Francisco Officers Told Not to Make Suspects Sit

The practice is viewed as “demeaning” to suspects, city police Chief William Scott has determined.

Video: RCMP Officer Speaks About Being First to Patrol with Permanent Blindness in One Eye

In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer. After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017. Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty—changing RCMP policy in the process—two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed active duty.

RCMP Officer Speaks About Being First to Patrol with Permanent Blindness in One Eye

In 2012, First Constable Michael Jaszczyszyn of the Royal Canadian Mounted Patrol suffered the permanent loss of sight in his right eye due to a rare form of cancer. After training himself to fire his patrol rifle from his left side and practicing to improve his depth perception, Jaszczyszyn returned to patrol duties in December 2017. Since Jaszczyszyn returned to duty—changing RCMP policy in the process—two other Canadian officers with vision issues have also resumed...

Orlando PD Revises Social Media Policy to Include Possible Firing

Orlando police officers can now face termination for violating the department's social media policy, following an officer's controversial Facebook posts that prompted frustration among the agency's civilian oversight board.

Washington Department Set to Update its Use-of-Force Policy

Chief Craig Meidl said that most of the department is already using the proposed principles and tactics — including using time, distance, cover and de-escalation — but said that some officers who “could benefit from those being codified in an official policy.”

Have Officers Changed Their Minds About Mandatory Body Camera Use?

What agencies quickly discovered is that while the technology was ready for such widespread use by officers, policy was not in place to cover how body cameras would be used. 

NYPD Unveils New Policy to “Reduce Unnecessary Marijuana Arrests”

According to NYPD projections, the new policy will likely reduce overall marijuana arrests in New York City by about 10,000 per year based on 2017 arrest records and patterns.

Philly Police Issue New Policy on Trespass Enforcement

Officers are now instructed to first attempt to de-escalate and mediate disturbances between property owners and accused offenders.

San Francisco Officer's Shots at Moving Vehicle Rekindle Policy Debate

A rookie San Francisco officer, officials said, is under investigation after firing two shots at a fleeing auto burglary suspect, a man who was allegedly driving a car toward a fellow officer.